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Tyrus Thomas Is The New Rod Tidwell

Posted by sportsmaven on February 6, 2007

I am sure Cuba Gooding, Jr. is available to play Chicago Bulls F Tyrus Thomas in this next movie. Tyrus, poor Tyrus. After the NBA graciously invited Thomas to the NBA Slam-Dunk contest, Tyrus got a bit of Rex Grossman-itis. When asked if he was pleased about the invite Thomas graciously replied:

Tyrus ThomasRod Tidwell

“Not really,” Thomas said. “I’m just going to go out there, get my check and call it a day.”

Asked if an opportunity to rub elbows with some of the game’s greats could be beneficial for a rookie, Thomas kept unlacing.

“I’m just into the free money,” he said. “That’s it. I’ll just do whatever when I get out there.”

With Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Julius Irving, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter as judges, you can be sure that Mr. Thomas would be denied the ball from any of this group, just to teach him a lesson. My prediction for the Slam-Dunk contest? Tyrus, you finish dead last.

Oh, by the way — Mr. Paxson wants you to show him the money in tune to a fine of $10K. This could be the first time in league history that a slam dunk contestant actually has to pay to be in the contest. I am sure glad that Tyrus Thomas is a baskeball player and not my stockbroker…..

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